46.44 - Life is but a dream

23 years old distilled 16th September 1992, 53.0% abv, Virgin Toasted French Oak Butt, 266 bottles

SMWS 46.44 - Life is but a dreamThe nose has banana bread, raisins and brown sugar. The mouthfeel is decent, with a little cling. The body has peaches, pears, fresh oak and a hint of ginger. The finish is ginger and oak staves.

Water brings out thick whorling that dissipates quickly. The nose now loses the banana bread and gains peaches and apricots. The body has less of the oak and ginger, more fruit - gaining fruits of the forest and kiwi fruit. The finish is lighter, with less oak and ginger and more apricot and fruits of the forest.

A very good dram, to keep for a special occasion.